Perfect Gifts For The Apple Addict In Your Life
But the ancient dilemma arises: what does one buy for someone who already owns an Apple product or six? “Surely,” you say, “They can want for nothing!”
Fear not, good holiday shopper. We have a few ideas for you.
Without further ado, here are gift ideas for the Apple addict in your life – even if that’s you, you naughty elf:
HiRise 2 – Dock for iPhone & iPad
This is the sort of thing you don’t realize would be helpful until it suddenly dawns on you. All that time wasted fumbling in the dark for power cords… And it would look so much cooler… of course. Doesn’t your Apple-crazed loved one still deserve to look cool sometimes?
Cost: : $59.99
Speaking of cool docks, this iPhone dock and sound amplifier is made from recycled skateboards. It can be used as a speaker – at home or out in the world – and as a dock for charging (or simply gently cradling) your iPhone.
UE Roll 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
“But BuyBackBoss,” you warble sonorously, “My Apple-loving loved one needs more amplified sound than that dock can offer!” Well, you’re in luck, because we have more speakers on this list. Louder speakers. Speakers that are – are you sitting down? Waterproof. How do you like them Apple accessories?
Sonos PLAY:1 Mini Home Speakers
“BuyBackBoss!”, you bleat, “I want a fancier speaker, I’m not outdoorsy! I mean – my loved one.” Then you cough.
Hey, I hear you. Me neither, man. Well, here’s a speaker that’s been the talk of the town lately: Sonos. This one’s the Mini, but there are a variety of larger options to choose from if you’re willing to drop a little more dough.
Cost: $169.00 (usually $199, $30 off until Dec. 31, 2016)
Moving on from speakers, the latest incarnation of Google ChromeCast is affordable and gets top notch reviews. ChromeCast, for those not in the know, is a device that allows you to stream from your favorite apps on your devices to your TV using the TV’s HDMI interface. It would make a great gift, whether for your 17 year old cousin that’s started making her own videos or for that aunt that wants to show you all 178 of the vacation photos she took on her phone in high def.
Nomad Leather Battery Wallet
Another stellar gift for friends and family with any device that uses a Lightning cable, this super fly leather wallet conceals a battery and Lightning cable for charging on the go – and is a nice looking wallet.
Secure Wired Keyboard for iPad® with Lightning™ Connector
Good for both the iPhone and iPad, this portable keyboard plugs into your device for improved typing capabilities for the budding screenwriter or just the clumsy-thumbed. Some reviewers found it a little large relative to case keyboards for the iPad but largely felt it was easier to type on. Plus, this one works for your iPhone too.
Foneso Extendable Monopod with Bluetooth Remote and Tripod Stand (Selfie Stick)
I think we all know what this is. Love it or hate it, you or someone you know might just want it as a gift this holiday season. If so, this particular model is a pretty decent one – mid level as price goes for these, compatible with a variety of smartphones as well as the GoPro, and convertible to a tripod for photos with, well, more than one person in them.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
Speaking of photos, wouldn’t it be nice for you (or your Apple adjacent father who really wishes you would give him hard copies of your photos) to be able to print all those selfies more easily? And if you’re going to print them, wouldn’t it be awesome if they were the perennially hippest type of photo – Polaroids? Well, dreams do come true.
BookBook Cases for iPad, iPhone, and MacBook
On that note, these cases appeal to the old man sitting by a fireplace in all of us. BookBook makes vintage leather cases that resemble a book for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. Unfortunately, they haven’t released one for the iPhone 7 yet, but everyone else can get a fine new leather book case.
Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation
One more piece of nostalgia for the truly Apple-obsessed person in your life, Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation is a coffee table book of photos chronicling the rise of Apple.
Cost: $75.00+ depending on the edition
Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Swinging in the other direction, drones are drastically forward facing, and this one has a camera. Cool!
BB-8™ – the app-enabled Droid™ by Sphero
Come on, you know you still want one. I mean – your loved one. Your loved one who loves Apple and Star Wars.
An Apple Gift Card
Last but not least, why not just get them an Apple gift card? It’s so simple, it’s genius… bar?